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Shawn Malone, owner of Lake Superior Photo, describes the process behind North Country Dreamland as a combination of “luck and persistence.”
Malone is a veteran photographer, who focuses on shooting images of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the Lake Superior Watershed.
This is her first time-lapse compilation. It’s put together with more than 10,000 photo frames and 33 northern Michigan night sky events last year.
These night skyscapes include multiple northern lights scenes, meteor showers, nebulae, planets, constellations, the Milky Way and comets. Many of them were taken over both Lake Superior and Lake …
The Great Lakes formed thousands of years ago when a glacier moved across the region and melted. The film “Project:Ice” depicts the important role ice continues to plays in the Great Lakes Basin.
The documentary’s director and executive producer Bill Kleinert joined, WKAR’s Current State to discuss “Project: Ice.” To read more about the film, you can check out an article we published earlier this year about the documentary.
Film explores Great Lakes region’s relationship with ice by EmanueleB
By Daniel Badhwa
The city of Duluth, Minn. has launched a new program to restore and plant more trees in urban neighborhoods.
Trees have disappeared from Duluth due to higher energy costs, pollution and unhealthy growing environments.
The city of Duluth established the Re-Leaf program three years ago after setting aside a $5,000 annual budget to re-leaf the city.
Urban trees provide shade for houses and businesses and soak up rainwater to lessen polluted runoff into lakes and streams. To many people though, urban trees simply provide a more pleasant living environment.
“One of the …
This is the second of four Great Lakes Now broadcasts exploring the major environmental challenges facing the Great Lakes and produced by Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy. It looks at the safety and health of the beaches, low lake levels and the threats of E. Coli, sewage and algae.
The special features two panel discussions hosted by MiWeek‘s Christy McDonald.
Panel 1: How Safe Are Our Beaches?
Katherine Kahl, Ph. D., Conservation Policy and Practices Specialist, The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, Moderator
Joan Rose, the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research & …
By Kate Golden
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Advice from experts.
To limit BPA exposure, be careful with plastics used with food. Heat food in glassware and carry stainless steel bottles. Discard scratched plastic, and don’t buy used plastic containers. Consider eating less canned food, since can liners may contain BPA. Link: the government’s advice on BPA.
Check the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep cosmetics database, which notes when products contain chemicals associated with endocrine disruption, and its 2012 shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce. Apples top the “Dirty Dozen,” while sweet corn ranks …
By Rosemary Bray
The impact of clothing pollution
The clothes you buy may have a negative impact on the environment, and local businesses in Duluth, Minn. are educating shoppers on clothing pollution.
Clothing pollution is “the environmental cost of how we are consuming clothing,” according to Mindy Granley, sustainability coordinator at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Many people fail to consider the environmental cost that consumers are causing when they go shopping, said Mindy Granley,
“We should care about our environment,” she said. “Each choice we make has an impact beyond our wallet.”
Yet, the impact …
This photo was taken from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander of Expedition 35. He posted several photos on May 5 to his Twitter account showing how the springtime water flows in the Great Lakes. Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario are featured in the photo above.
If you enjoy birdwatching, you may be able to use your hobby to help protect an endangered Great Lakes shorebird.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is relying on volunteers to monitor the critically endangered piping plover during its nesting season this summer, from May 1st to July 15th.
Patrols have already been established in Michigan national forest and state parks, including Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore.
Most remaining breeding pairs nest in Michigan – with the intensive patrol programs, the number of Great Lakes nesting plovers rose from 17 pairs in 1986 to …
Lake St. Clair was recently named the best bass lake in the country by Bassmaster Magazine.
Many bass anglers considered St. Clair to be the underdog, but according to Bassmaster editor James Hall, an emerging largemouth fishery helped it secure the top spot.
“It is truly amazing how much a fishery can change in the span of 12 months,” Hall said in a release. “But based on the metrics we use to create the list and rank the lakes, Lake St. Clair deserved the title.”
The magazine uses catch rate data from state …